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by cbarcus
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Julian Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'
Replies: 12
Views: 28625

Re: Jaynes's Use of the Word 'Consciousness'

I prefer Jaynes' use of the word. One can imagine Jaynes' bicameral people as being asleep in the sense of their linguistic inability to identify themselves as directing their own experience. There is no moral choice in this situation, and this is important psychologically, because I believe that pe...
by cbarcus
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Psychologist Boris Sidis
Replies: 2
Views: 8151

Re: The Psychologist Boris Sidis

I believe the following article, The Source and Aim of Human Progress, is a good example of Boris Sidis applying his theory to Social Psychology.

http://www.sidis.net/source_and_aim_of_ ... gress1.htm
by cbarcus
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: The Non-Fiction Author Gerard Colby
Replies: 0
Views: 14378

The Non-Fiction Author Gerard Colby

Colby has written about what C. Wright Mills described as the Power Elite (an important sociological work) in books like Du Pont: Behind the Nylon Curtain and Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil . What is possibly unique about Thy Will Be...
by cbarcus
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Psychologist Boris Sidis
Replies: 2
Views: 8151

Re: The Psychologist Boris Sidis

It is probably a bit premature for me to elaborate too much on Boris Sidis, but I want to stress just how interesting this scientist is. About 100 years ago, he appears to have developed a model of the mind that is divided between two hemispheres (dual brain), and between the neocortex and the older...
by cbarcus
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Psychologist Boris Sidis
Replies: 2
Views: 8151

The Psychologist Boris Sidis

I discovered Boris Sidis sometime before coming into contact with Jaynes' work, and I must point out how remarkable it is see this former student of William James formulate such a modern view of human psychology. Sidis died in 1923, but fortunately his final book, Nervous Ills: Their Cause and Cure ...